Farm #2  Full for the 2019 Season 

This farm is full for the 2019 season.
Primary production: Certified Organic Vegetables
This farm accepts couples
This farm is not able to accommodate children
This farm offers a stipend
Apprenticeship term: May to October
This farm has signed the SOIL Host Charter

Our farm is located on a remote island 20 minutes by boat from Queen Charlotte. The garden
overlooks a constantly changing seascape and is surrounded by lush, mossy evergreen forests. We have
kayaks, and enjoy swimming on the protected beach in front of the farm. The island is good for hiking with
plenty of eagles, ravens, hawks, seals, porpoise, deer, otters and other wildlife. The farm has a 3 acre
certified organic market garden and large greenhouse. We have been farming here since we cleared the
land in 1993. We enjoy eating the wild bounty from the land such as crab, salmon, halibut and venison,
nettles and mushrooms etc. and like to preserve food through canning and smoking as well. Our main
focus is the garden and greenhouse where we grow specialty greens, carrots, beets, potatoes, peas,
beans, garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash which we sell at the farmer's market, CSA and local
restaurants and businesses. Apprentices share our home and meals with the family. There is a stipend
available.

Location: near Queen Charlotte, BC

 

Farm #3     

 

Primary production: Vegetables, fruits, cut salad, eggs.
This farm accepts couples
This farm may be able to accommodate children
This farm pays the minimum wage or higher
Apprenticeship term: May 15 to October 15
This host has signed SOIL's Host Pledge

This twenty acre farm, located 70km east of Vancouver, has fruit and nut trees, wooded areas, coldframes, fields of annuals, and a clustered housing area. A group of diverse individuals live and work on this farm with a common goal of stewarding the land in a sustainable manner using organic methods and applying permacultural principals. We grow mixed salad greens, vegetables, herbs, chickens for eggs, and sheep for mowing. We sell at farmers markets, through a CSA program, and to restaurants. Apprentices will have an opportunity to learn about all areas of plant care and the economics of running a viable organic farming enterprise. Other areas of potential learning include: Permaculture, seed growing, farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture, poultry (mostly for eggs), and cooperative land ownership.

Location: Aldergrove, BC, 30 minutes from Vancouver



Farm #4

Primary products: Chickens, eggs, vegetables and fruit
This farm accepts couples.
This farm may accept children.
This farm offers profit sharing/possibly wage.
Apprenticeship term: April 1, 2019 to October 10, 2019
This host has signed SOIL's Host Pledge

Our farm is located on a 148-acre parcel of land, a 20 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House in Buffalo Creek BC. Here we have a 1 acre mixed fruit and vegetable garden, raise heritage chickens for eggs and meat on pasture, care for our hive of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, 2 awesome farm dogs and a fierce little kitty. We host apprentices in our newly renovated cozy trailer, on site with all the amenities of running water, electricity and a composting toilet.

 Apprentices will gain hands-on experience on our small-scale bio-intensive market farm in order to advance their own learning and interest in organic farming as a viable job. You will directly work with full-time husband and wife farmers to learn all about seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, packing, selling at markets, building farm projects and rotational pasture raising chickens. When not working we have a great on farm hike to the top of "The Rock" overlooking our ranch, we're surrounded by many lakes for great fishing and canoeing, love to get out horse back riding and enjoy a good mtn bike ride in the 108 and Williams Lake areas.

 We are very interested in hosting apprentices wanting to learn the ropes of running a small-scale organic vegetable farm business and invite people of all backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation etc to apply.

Location: Forest Grove, BC

Farm #5


Main Production: orchard fruit, mixed veggies
This farm accepts couples
This farm offers a stipend
Apprenticeship Term: April 1 to October 15 Additional term: August 1 - Mid October

The farm is located in the semi-arid wilderness of the Fraser Canyon and is nourished by gravity-fed, pure mountain water and powered by the sun. I grow a diversity of vegetables and fruit for market and restaurants in Vancouver. In addition to basil, cucumbers, celeriac, cardoon, fennel, squash, eggplants, zucchini, peaches, cherries, plums, and apples, the farm specializes in growing over 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Apprentices will have many different learning opportunities such as: orchard management, irrigation, off-grid living, garden planning, marketing strategies, and crop production. Apprentices will have their own cabins and organic food staples are provided. Let's create and enjoy feasts from the garden to celebrate summer! A generous stipend is provided.

Location: Lytton, BC. 260 km northeast of Vancouver 3 hr drive.

Farm #8

Primary production: grass-fed-and-finished beef, pastured pork, chicken, hay, spelt, rye, wheat, oats, peas, eggs, milk, butter, cheese, kefir, assortment of vegetables, berries, apples, cherries
This farm accepts couples.
This farm may accept children.
This farm offers a stipend.
Apprenticeship term: Open to September 2019

We have been farming a mixed, diversified 160 acre farm in the Peace Region on the BC side for 45 years. About half the farm is in natural forest, with a beautiful creek and waterfall, and the other half is cultivated acres where we grow our gardens and graze our livestock. We have worked to realize our dream of using draft horses for as much of our mechanized work as possible. They are used for cutting, raking, and hauling hay; harrowing; seeding; plowing; hauling firewood; milling and elevating grain, and skidding logs.  
Ultimately, we would like to create a model for older farmers who wish to retire in place on their farms while providing an opportunity for new farmers to access land more affordably. We would also like this to be a model for people to work well together, and for experienced farmers to be able to share their knowledge and their skills. For these reasons, we want to open the opportunity for people to be able to come and learn here.
 As a farm apprentice, you will be working on many farm projects with us, such as;

 gardening
sowing crops
making hay
working with horses
tending livestock
butchering chickens
building project(s)
milking cows (by hand)
cheese & butter making
cooking, baking, canning, dehydrating, & fermenting food
foraging for teas
making firewood
goal setting
fostering communication skills
discussing direction for farm community

 Though we are more remote, there is a vibrant community of farmers, food-lovers and growers, artists, and musicians surrounding us. There are frequent gatherings at a nearby hall for community and cultural events including music concerts, workshops, documentary screenings, dances, potlucks, yoga classes, and pub nights.

Pouce Coupe, BC

  

Farm #9

Primary Production: vegetables, some berries, and eggs
This farm accepts couples
This farm is unable to accommodate children
This farm offers the minimum wage or higher
Apprenticeship term: May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
This farm has signed SOIL's host pledge

Located on a 50-acre parcel of land, a 5-minute walk from the beautiful Fraser River in Glenn Valley Abbotsford, we grow 6 acres of vegetables and some berries, raise hens for eggs on pasture and grow herbs and flowers on the side. We are certified organic and based on a land cooperative. The farm hosts apprentices in its tiny house with a view, here on site with all the amenities of running water, electricity and a compost toilet. 

We are interested in hosting apprentices wanting to learn the ropes of running a small-scale organic vegetable farm business. We invite people of all backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation etc to apply.

Location: Glenn Valley is a 20-minute drive from Fort Langley or a 45-60 minute drive from Vancouver.

Farm #11

Primary products:  vegetables and flowers
This farm accepts couples.
This farm is not able to accommodate children.
This farm offers a wage.
Apprenticeship term:  April 1, 2019 to October 1, 2019 (application deadline February 15, 2019)
This farm has signed SOIL's host charter

Apprentices will gain well-rounded and hands-on experience at our small-scale intensive market farm in order to advance their own learning and interest in organic farming as an achievable vocation. They will directly work with our full-time resident farmer to learn soil-block making, transplanting, harvesting, market selling and preparing of a variety of vegetables for a fresh market along with other field work techniques. We are a 22 acre rural farm intensively growing on four acres in an incredibly scenic and unpolluted area of B.C with gravity fed water straight from a mountain spring. We are located on a mountain bench in a rain shadow with many sunny days. Our farm has river access and wildlife viewing opportunities. While staying at our farm, interns will live in an incredibly scenic area with access to nearby outdoor recreation including alpine hikes, mountain-biking, fishing, beautiful lakes etc. Our area is rich in aboriginal history. In addition, there is evidence of Gold mining on our property near the River. Our full-time farmer has been farming for 25 years, starting as sustenance growing and then market farming for the past seven years.  Our farm is a three hour drive North-East of Vancouver, B.C and less than two hours from Whistler.

Location:  Lillooet

Farm #14

Primary products: vegetables, garlic
This farm accepts couples.
This farm offers a stipend.
Apprenticeship term: 4/15/2019 - 10/15/2019
This farm has signed SOIL's host pledge

We are located in the scenic Pemberton Valley, surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes and plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore. Our farm team is responsible for planting, weeding, nurturing, harvesting and processing 25+ varieties of vegetables. We are a family environment and have been farming for 10 years.
We are in search of a hard-working, self-motivated, teachable individual (or couple) for a season-long internship who is keen to learn about the details of small-scale organic vegetable farming and marketing. Throughout it all, we try to maintain a positive, open-minded, and fun work place with the flexibility to learn many farming techniques. We support diversity and inclusivity. Our neighbors are our friends.
We offer a stipend and basic accommodation with an outdoor kitchen. 
We live in an rural valley that is a hub of agriculture and mountain culture. Pemberton, BC is located 2.5 hours north of Vancouver, one of Canada's most scenic cities, and 30 minutes from the resort area of Whistler, a world class mountain destination.

Location: Pemberton,

Farm #15

Primary products: vegetables
This farm accepts couples.
This farm pays a stipend
Apprenticeship term: 4/15/2019 to 10/31/2019
This farm has signed SOIL's host pledge

Our farm is located in Pemberton Meadows on Lilwat territory, 13km from the town of Pemberton in a region with plenty of farms, hiking trails, biking trails, and opportunities for outdoor adventures. The farm owner is excited for this fourth growing season, and also has several years of experience as an apprentice/intern prior to starting her own operation. We currently grow roughly 4 acres of vegetables for a CSA and local farmers market, with the help of a team of draft horses.
We are looking for an individual who will enjoy fast-paced, physical work in our vegetable operation 3-4 days/week (hourly wage paid) and use the remainder of their time to pursue their own learning goals at the farm (access to a personal space for flowers/herbs/tea/etc., having a personal project/enterprise such as chickens or bees, or spending time around the draft horses are all up for discussion) or off the farm exploring the beautiful area. You can choose to find accommodation in Pemberton, bring your own self-contained campervan to the farm, or we can have a trailer on-farm for you to rent. This apprenticeship will suit someone who is independent and self-motivated.

Location: Pemberton, BC

 

Farm #16

Production: mixed veggies, fruit
This farm accepts couples.
This farm may be able to accommodate children
This farm offers a stipend.
Apprenticeshiop term: May to October
This farm has signed the SOIL Host Charter

We have been farming organically for 32 years. We have a lot of experience that we would love to pass on to young farmers. We live in a beautiful, clean mountain environment, surrounded by crown land, and native land. We sell our produce at the Vancouver farmers markets. we grow about 8 acres of vegetables, and we have a couple acres of fruit trees. We specialize in open pollinated varieties, and heirloom varieties. Apprentices will work from May until the end of October for room and board, and a stipend of $200.00 per week. Cabins and cooking facilities are provided. Lytton is a very small town 12 miles away. There are sports activites there in the evenings. There is a pond on the land for swimming, and a river with a beach. There are wonderful hiking trails nearby. Apprentices need to be committed to wanting to learn and work hard. We are a family farm, and there will be lots of fun interactions as we work together. Come join us to grow lots of great food in a beautiful environment!

Location: Lytton, BC